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On a continued episode of All Sorted Jeff and James look at the rise of LEGO. In case you missed them, listen to the other parts of this series: LEGO Origins Part One LEGO Origins Part Three LEGO Origins Part Four late 1957 While the LEGO System of Play is starting to sell well in several European markets, Godtfred was beginning to receive complaints about the design and quality of the LEGO bricks. Godtfred designs several new prototypes that interlock better than the original “Kiddicraft...
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On a foundational episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Get lost on Hoth: 75098: Assault on Hoth Whatever happened to baseplates? Look back at the history of LEGO baseplates: Evolution of the early LEGO® baseplate Around 1951 – Automatic Binding Bricks 10×20 baseplate: 3 mm thick. No markings or logo. 1953 – First “LEGO” baseplate 10×20: Same height as a standard LEGO brick. LEGO logo added to underside. 1967 – First modified baseplates: Baseplate 16 x 24 with Set 080 Large White...
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On a die defying episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James discuss LEGO Boardgames. Roll the dice on LEGO’s early board games: LEGO Time Cruisers (1997) LEGO Treasure Quest (1998) LEGO Constructionary (1999) LEGO Soccer (2000) Watch LEGO attempt to be a major game publisher (Part One): LEGO publishes 12 games in five years! LEGO Racers Super Speedway Game (2001) Bionicle: Quest For The Masks CCG (2001) Orient Expedition (2002) LEGO EXPLORE: My First Builder (2002) Orient Expedition: India...
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This episode Jeff and James look at the availability of LEGO colours and console each other about the builds that will never be. If you haven’t already, go visit Tom Alphin’s excellent article over at Brick Architect which was the source for this episode. If you have a favourite colour, or simply hate the way Canadians refuse to spell it “color”, please leave a comment below, or hit Jeff up on twitter, he’s @StillSorting .
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This episode Jeff and James climb aboard a ride through LEGO’s take on helicopters, looking at some amazing designs and some, well, less amazing designs. Here are the sets we discussed this episode: TOP 5 James #5: 70170: UltraCopter vs. AntiMatter Jeff #5: 60166: Heavy-Duty Rescue Helicopter James #4: 5886: T-Rex Hunter Jeff #4: Also 70170: UltraCopter vs. AntiMatter! Jeff #3: 60093: Deep Sea Helicopter James #3: 9443: Rattlecopter Jeff #2: 76052: Batman Classic TV Series – Batcave James...
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Here’s the article we discussed this episode: Sustainable LEGO Elements: 40320 Plants from Plants
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This episode Jeff and James cue the James Bond theme and ride alligator jetpacks into the world of LEGO Agents. If you want to follow along with the sets we discussed, pop open this handy Agents page over at Brickset as we covered the theme chronologically! For the Ultra Agents we hopped around a bit, but there aren’t that many sets so it loads an Ultra page here .
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Dec 7, 2020 All Sorted
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Here’s the sets discussed in the episode: A quick look back at some pint sized superhero sets before Mighty Micros launched: 6865: Captain America’s Avenging Cycle 76008: Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown 76014: Spider-Trike vs. Electro 76036: Carnage’s SHIELD Sky Attack 76029: Iron Man vs. Ultron And now for the tiny stars of our show: 76061: Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Catwoman 76062: Mighty Micros: Robin vs. Bane 76063: Mighty Micros: The Flash vs. Captain Cold 76064: Mighty...
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It’s been a few years so we take another look at LEGO Ideas. We not only look at the recent choices and nominees, but we also consider the process itself as we imagine what it would take to get through the gauntlet of Ideas rules.
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This episode Jeff and James look briefly at LEGO’s 2017 Annual Report and then discuss their top 3 sets from last year. Here’s our show notes followed by a breakdown of our 2017 Top 3 that we discussed in this episode ( don’t scroll down if you want to avoid spoilers! ): Show Notes 1 DKK (Danish Krone) = 0.17 USD Revenue for the full year declined 8% to DKK 35.0 billion (approx $5.8 billion US) compared with DKK 37.9 billion (approx $6.28 billion US) in 2016. For perspective, the LEGO...
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Jeff and James spend an hour arguing over whether Brickheadz can exist in the singular, as well as a few minutes discussing both official and fan built favourites. Let us know what you think in the comments or tell Jeff about words over on Twitter @stillsorting . If you’ve got a special Brickheadz to show off please share with us in the comments below! Top 5 official: 41600: Aquaman 41586: Batgirl 40270: Valentine’s Bee 41592: The Hulk 41493: Black Panther & Doctor Strange Top10 Custom:...
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Jeff meets James down at the track so they can look at some of their undecideds and not-so-favourites in Garage Part II. If you also believe the dog car to be a work of art, be sure to let Jeff know. Think of the puppies. Let us know what you think in the comments or tell Jeff he doesn’t know his bladed bumper from his puppy chauffeur over on Twitter @stillsorting . Here are the sets we talked about, hopefully, possibly, in order of appearance: 41333: Olivia’s Mission Vehicle 600: Town...
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Jeff and James pop some hoods, kick some tires and pretend they know stuff about automobiles in this nitro and puppy fueled first episode of LEGO Garage. Let us know what you think in the comments or tell Jeff he doesn’t know his crank-wheezle from his high-octane-phlogiston over on Twitter @stillsorting . Here are the sets we talked about, hopefully in order of appearance: 41301: Puppy Parade 8898: World Racers Wreckage Road 7682: Shanghai Chase 9464: Monster Fighters The Vampyre Hearse...
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Jeff and James get windswept as they attempt to part to the side in this hair raising episode of All Sorted. Thanks to Brothers Brick for getting us thinking about this: https://www.brothers-brick.com/2018/02/14/minifigure-hairstyles-styles-cut-rest-2017/ And head over to Bricklink if you want to see the parts we talked about: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=847 Let us know what you think in the comments or throw brick separators at Jeff on Twitter...
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Jeff and James run at platform 9 3/4 as fast as possible hoping they’re in time to catch the LEGO Hogwarts Express. Let us know what you think in the comments or throw brick separators at Jeff on Twitter @stillsorting .
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Jeff and James grab their enchanted diamond swords and head underground in search of monsters and ore in LEGO Minecraft. Note that while this episode may have appeared in your feed last week I was on holiday and forgot about the webpage! Let us know what you think in the comments or chuck bricks at Jeff on Twitter @stillsorting .
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This episode Jeff and James reflect back on LEGO Dimensions, how it succeeded in their houses, and look forward to the future of toys to life. Let us know what you think in the comments or chuck bricks at Jeff on Twitter @stillsorting .
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This episode Jeff and James grow up just enough to discuss LEGO Juniors (and the ramifications of sharp objects on vehicles). Let us know what you think in the comments or yell at Jeff on Twitter @stillsorting .
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This episode Jeff and James walk into the concrete jungle to see what’s been drafted up in LEGO Architecture. What’s your favourite building of the bunch? (a group of buildings is called a bunch, right?) Leave a comment below, or hit Jeff up on twitter, he’s @StillSorting .
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This episode Jeff and James conclude their look at LEGO Modular Buildings and find themselves in the shady part of town. Please leave a comment below, or hit Jeff up on twitter, he’s @StillSorting .
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This episode Jeff and James find themselves a place to call home in the world of LEGO Modular. Right between the noisy animals and the fire sirens. Please leave a comment below, or hit Jeff up on twitter, he’s @StillSorting .
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This episode Jeff and James drink gravel from their movie tie-in cups and wear black pointed masks. Also, they discuss LEGO Batman. Please leave a comment below, or hit Jeff up on twitter, he’s @StillSorting .
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On a collected episode of All Sorted Jeff and James Collect some minifigures: Collectible Minifigure Series (2010-Present): Since March of 2010 LEGO has released a new set of CMF almost every 3 months on average. That’s 20 CMF Sets in 67 months, or 323 new minifigs 2133 days! In 2013 LEGO randomly inserts 5000 Mr. Gold minifigs into CMF Series 10. Mr. Gold today sells for between $1000 and $2000, making Mr. Gold worth more than his weight in gold (4 grams of pure gold would sell for less than...
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This episode Jeff and James look back to see what kind of job they did looking forward to Year 2 of LEGO Dimensions. Please leave a comment, or hit Jeff up on twitter, he’s @StillSorting .
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On a magical episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Look at the first ever licensed LEGO Toy Wooden pull-toy of Mickey’s Pal Pluto Made sometime in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Remained in production throughout the 1950s. Wait 50 more years for LEGO to follow up that success LEGO Mickey Mouse (2000) LEGO did try to recapture the magic of their wooden toy success by including a Pluto figure in 2 of the 5 sets released: 4166: Mickey’s Car Garage 4167: Mickey’s Mansion Get things in writing...
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On a separate episode of All Sorted Jeff and James explore traditional methods of overcoming Clutch Power: Finger nails Potentially painful when the brick slips. Teeth Who doesn’t have a pile of old LEGO scarred with dental imprints? The corner of another piece of LEGO Increase chance of LEGO slippage = increased chance at knuckle pain. Butter knife If my parents ask, no it was not me that bent the tips on all those butter knives 20 years ago. Razor No… just no. Pliers Scars LEGO just like...
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Today is the final part of our BrickCan 2016 Interviews. We talk to Dorothy Whitman about how it’s good to have Friends in Space, Lee Jones about what the Smurfs are up to in 2016, and Alfredo Cruz takes us for a ride through his LEGO City Amusement Park. If you would like to listen to previous episodes from BrickCan 2016: Episode 1 Episode 2 Please leave a comment below or hit Jeff up on twitter, he’s @StillSorting .
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Today is the next part of our BrickCan 2016 Interviews. We talk to Keith Reed and David Guedes about their Game of Thrones Wall and Castle Black, Brandon and Taylor Walker about their super powers and James Powel drives the trains. If you would like to listen to previous episodes from BrickCan 2016: Episode 1 Episode 3 Please leave a comment below or hit Jeff up on twitter, he’s @StillSorting .
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This episode Jeff and James talk about the fun they had at BrickCan 2016 and share their interview with Canada’s only LEGO Certified Professional, Robin Sather. Here’s a bunch of photos from the show: Episode 2 Episode 3 Please leave a comment below or hit Jeff up on twitter, he’s @StillSorting .
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On a restructured episode of All Sorted Jeff and James look at the turn around of LEGO: In case you missed them, listen to the other parts of this series: LEGO Origins Part One LEGO Origins Part Two LEGO Origins Part Three 2004 The LEGO Group and Ferrari launch an agreement to make LEGO sets based on the iconic race cars. The DUPLO trade mark is relaunched as a result of consumer requests. LEGO Digital Designer is released. 2005 New CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp launches a five-year strategy plan...
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On an up and down episode of All Sorted Jeff and James look at the rise of LEGO: In case you missed them, listen to the other parts of this series: LEGO Origins Part One LEGO Origins Part Two LEGO Origins Part Four 1979 Fabuland is released. Scala, a customizable line of jewelry, is released. 1980 LEGO establishes the Educational Products Department. LEGO hires design firm Papermint to develop a LOGO for the Expert Builder line, which they plan to rename, LEGO Technic. 1981 First LEGO World...
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On a linear episode of All Sorted Jeff and James look at the birth of LEGO: In case you missed them, listen to the other parts of this series: LEGO Origins Part Two LEGO Origins Part Three LEGO Origins Part Four 1891 Ole Kirk Christiansen was born as one of 10 children to a poor family, on April 7, in Filskov Denmark. 1897 Six year old Ole Kirk is put to work tending the family’s livestock. 1905 At the age 14, Ole Kirk becomes a carpenter’s apprentice to his older brother, Kristian Bonde...
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On a frozen episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Welcome you all to the frozen north: Except those that explain #WhyICouldNeverBeCanadian A lot of fear of the cold Get Technical: Technic: Arctic (1986) 4 Sets. First sets to include Technic Figures. Check our facts: Canada consumes more macaroni and cheese than any other nation on earth . Basketball was invented by a Canadian . Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta and the Northwest Territories is bigger than Denmark and Switzerland . Canada...
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On a foundational episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Get lost on Hoth: 75098: Assault on Hoth Whatever happened to baseplates? Look back at the history of LEGO baseplates: Evolution of the early LEGO® baseplate Around 1951 – Automatic Binding Bricks 10×20 baseplate: 3 mm thick. No markings or logo. 1953 – First “LEGO” baseplate 10×20: Same height as a standard LEGO brick. LEGO logo added to underside. 1967 – First modified baseplates: Baseplate 16 x 24 with Set 080 Large White...
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On a sporting episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Look at the pre-SPORTS LEGO Town subtheme: LEGO Town Football (1998) Hit the pitch with LEGO: LEGO Sports Football (2000-2007) 3409: Championship Challenge 3404: Black Team Transport 3402: Stand with Lights 3403: Fans’ Grandstand with Scoreboard Get X-Treme: LEGO Sports Gravity Games (2003) Shoot some hoops: LEGO Sports Basketball (2003) 3433: The Ultimate NBA Arena Hit the ice: LEGO Sports Hockey (2003) 10127: NHL All Teams Set 3578: NHL...
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On a diverse episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Ask, “What exactly is the big deal?”: The Set 60134: Fun in the Park – City People Pack The Press: CBC CNN NBC CBS The Daily Mail The Guardian NY Post NPR Times of India Examine past LEGO wheelchairs: 363: Hospital (1975) Pointed out to me by @JP_Sirois on Twitter. 45010: Community People Set –  http://brickset.com/sets/45010-1/Community-People-Set Check if LEGO has ever made a disabled minifigure: Disability Action Figure and more on...
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This episode Jeff and James drive their DeLorean into their TARDIS in search of the future of LEGO Dimensions.
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On a fabulous episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Ask, “What is LEGO Fabuland?”: LEGO Fabuland (1979-1989) 97 different sets. Aimed for children between 4-8. Special elements that were larger than standard Lego bricks, but were fully compatible with regular Lego. Primary colour scheme. Story book like instructions Discover the ways Fabuland was ahead of its time: First LEGO property to have their own TV show: Edward and Friends Aired in Britain and Canada in 1987 First LEGO property to...
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On a singular episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Look at the LEGO licenses that weren’t on store shelves for very long. Lines that only had sets released in one calendar year. Toy Story (2010) 11 Sets Pirates of the Caribbean (2011) 10 Sets Jurassic World (2015) 6 sets The Lone Ranger (2013)  6 Sets Ben 10 (2010) 6 sets Discovery Channel (2003)  6 sets Scooby-Doo (2015)  5 sets Prince of Persia (2010)  5 Sets Mickey Mouse (2000)  5 Sets Avatar The Last Airbender (2006) 2 sets Finally,...
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On a diverse episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Ask if all LEGO people are yellow LEGO minifigs are yellow because, ( according to LEGO via Gizmodo.com ) “When the minifigure was first introduced 30 years ago, it was given the iconic yellow skin tone to reflect the non-specific and transcendental quality of a child’s imagination.” The first LEGO humans were white: Bicyclists and Motorcyclists released in 1956 Find the first yellow “skinned” LEGO people The first yellow...
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Examine the unwritten rules: “LEGO does not make weapons.” and “LEGO would never release any violent themes.” Castle – The first LEGO weapons: The Axe, or Halberd (116 sets) The Short Sword (157 sets after two upgrades in style) The Lance (212 sets) Space – No one can hear you explode: Set 462: Mobile Rocket Launcher (1978) Sure looks like a long range missile to me. Set 6980: Galaxy Commander (1983) Covered in lasers. Pirates (1989) The first LEGO minifig scale firearms:...
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On a procedural episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Bring Law & Order to the mean streets of the LEGO System of Play: 1271: Traffic Police Set (1956) A set of traffic lights and Traffic Cops to use on your Town Plan. Go to Town: 354: Police Heliport (1972) 168 pieces. Police car, helicopter, and a police station. Closer in scale to the Town Plan sets than modern minifig scale builds. 370: Police Headquarters (1976) 280 pieces. 4 LEGOLAND minifigs. Police car, police van, helicopter, and...
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On a civil episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: See how it all started: The System i Leg (or, System of Play, in English) was unveiled at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in February 1955. LEGO Town Plan (1955-1966) Ride the rails with the first LEGO trains: LEGO trains through the years First train set – 113: Motorized Train Set 4.5V Motor Blue tracks Travel to LEGOLAND: LEGOLAND Theme (1969-1978) 167 sets. LEGOLAND Minifigs Settle in LEGO Town: LEGO Town Theme (1978-2004) 624 Sets First modern...
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On a tidy episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James: Discuss how Jeff finally became All Sorted Google “Sorting LEGO” and you will get 1,050,000 results, so there is a lot of advice out there. Here are the links I took my inspiration from: Great review of what you can use to store your LEGO, and the pros and cons of different systems. The posting that convinced me to stack my basic bricks and plates to make them a lot easier to find, and to take up less room. Break-down how Jeff’s collection...
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This episode Jeff and James make their Christmas wishlist, helping you find a LEGO gem for that special someone (possibly yourself). Best Animal Sets LEGO Ideas Birds Beautiful realistic brick-built birds. Robin from Europe Blue Jay from North America Hummingbird from South America Includes presentation stands showing their scientific names. LEGO Creator Forest Animals Brick-built articulated monkey and toucan, with alt. Builds of a Teddy Bear and a Squirrel. LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue Base If...
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On a sideways episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James: Look at the legacy of LEGO designer Erling Dideriksen: Listed on 23 LEGO patents as the inventor Designed some classic parts: 1984 – Wedge 4 x 4 Triple Inverted – Appears in 204 sets (last seen in 2014) 1984 – Slope, Inverted 45 4 x 4 Double – Appears in 215 sets (last seen in 2014) 1988 – Propeller 4 Blade 5 Diameter with Rounded Ends – Appears in 214 sets (still in use) 1977 – 2×2 plate with Turntable Examine Erling’s most...
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On an Unearthed episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James: Join Johnny Thunder on an adventure: DINO ISLAND (2000) 1280: Dr. Kilroy’s Microcopter 1 of 4 sets released with Kabaya sweets in Japan. No dinosaur included. 5903: Johnny Thunder and Baby T Included Baby T-Rex 5912: Mike’s Swamp Boat Includes Pteranodon (available in 5 Dino Island sets in 3 colours – Orange, Red, Tan). 5955: All Terrain Trapper Includes a Stegosaurus and a Triceratops. 5987: Dino Research Compound Largest Dino Island...
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On a colourful episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James: Look at the different sources of LEGO colour information: Bricklink : Lists 130 separate colours. Brick Owl : Lists 193 colours, though some are multiple entries for the same colour, so 145 distinct colours. Lists LEGO name and ColourID, LDraw ID, Bricklink, and Peeron names to help find the right colour. Peeron : Lists 141 colours. Lists BrickLink name and ID#, LDraw ID, LEGO Name and ID, RBG and CYMK values, as well as the Pantone #. LEGO...
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On a Nosy episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James… Take a quick look at the evolution of the minifigure face: The History and Evolution of the LEGO Minifigure (via toys2remember.com) Look through hundreds minifigure heads: The 1700+ minifigure heads LEGO has made since 1978 Sort out all the printed noses: Legends of Chima, 43 printed noses (and growing) 19 Mutants, Monsters, and, Aliens including: Mutants : Mutated Dr. O’Neil Man-Bat Red Skull Monsters: Troll Voldemort Pharaoh Hotep LotR...
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This episode is part 3 of 3 of Jeff’s BrickCon 2015 Interviews. Here he talks with Jeffrey Tom about LEGO CPUs, Ty Keltner about finding LEGO inspiration, and Robin Sather about BrickCan. If you want to listen to a specific interview, here’s the times: 0:51- Jeffrey Tom (LEGO CPUs) 5:00 – Ty Keltner (creating and LEGO inspiration) 11:13 – Robin Sather (BrickCan) For more: BrickCan All Sorted BrickCon Interviews Part 1 All Sorted BrickCon Interviews Part 2 All Sorted BrickCon 2015 Video...
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This episode is part 2 of 3 of Jeff’s BrickCon 2015 Interviews. Here he talks with Micro Manager Steve Oakes, Nicolas Teeywen about his LEGO Train and Kevin Mitcham about Great Ball Contraptions. If you want to listen to a specific interview, here’s the times: 0:50 – Steve Oakes (Micro Manager) 10:06 – Nicolas Teeywen (LEGO Train) 16:17 – Kevin Mitcham (Great Ball Contraptions) For more: Great Ball Contraption All Sorted BrickCon Interviews Part 1 All Sorted BrickCon 2015 Video Click...
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This episode is part 1 of 3 of Jeff’s BrickCon 2015 Interviews. Here he talks with Brickcon Director Wayne Hussey, to Alice Finch about World of Mouse Guard and Lee Jones about Smurfs. If you want to listen to a specific interview, here’s the times: 0:46 – Wayne Hussey (BrickCon Director) 4:27 – Alice Finch (World of Mouse Guard) 13:44 – Lee Jones (Smurfs) For more: All Sorted BrickCon Interviews Part 2 All Sorted BrickCon 2015 Video Click on the thumbnails below for full size images.
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On a convention fever episode of All Sorted Jeff walks us through the amazing sights of BrickCon 2015. Please also check out our other BrickCon 2015 coverage: BrickCon 2015 Interviews Part 1 : Jeff talks with Brickcon Director Wayne Hussey, to Alice Finch about World of Mouse Guard and Lee Jones about Smurfs. BrickCon 2015 Interviews Part 2 : Jeff talks with Micro Manager Steve Oakes, Nicolas Teeywen about his LEGO Train and Kevin Mitcham about Great Ball Contraptions. BrickCon 2015 Interviews...
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On an interdimensional episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James discuss LEGO Dimensions.
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On a heroic episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James: Light-up the Bat Signal: LEGO Batman, 13 Sets, 2006-2008 Build some Constractions: DC Constractions – 2012 4526: Batman 4527: The Joker 4528: Green Lantern Marvel Constractions – 2012 4529: Iron Man 4530: The Hulk 4597: Captain America Marvel at a new line Marvel Super Heroes, 41 sets and counting, 2012-ongoing 76008: Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown 76014: Spider-Trike vs. Electro 76017: Avengers: Captain America vs. Hydra...
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On an enriching episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James: Find out why we should have been hoarding unopened boxes of LEGO in a sealed vault: On average Lego sets have increased in value 12 per cent each year since the turn of the Millennium. (via The London Telegraph ) Look at some amazing resale on some classic sets: 10179 – Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon 10189 – Taj Mahal 10182 – Cafe Corner See if the LEGO market is a bubble that is about to burst: Collectible markets are...
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On a wild episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James don their pith helmets and strap on their binoculars to do some serious zoological LEGO research. Discover the first LEGO animals: 1983 – Birdcage with Yellow Bird 1984 – Horses F ight off a 1989 pirate animal invasion: Parrots Sharks Monkeys Witness an explosion of ABS biological diversity: 22 new animals released between 1994 and 2001 (see chart below) Rats (which debuted in 2001) make it to space by 2015 (in a galaxy far, far, away no...
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This week on All Sorted Jeff hops into his TARDIS and visits the land of LEGO lost, at least as hosted by the Surrey Museum and envisioned by the Vancouver LEGO Club in their LEGO: A Fraser Valley Odyssey exhibition .
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On a tongue twisting episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James take a look at the LEGO Lexicon: LEGO Lexicon ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, the plastic LEGO bricks are made from. AFOL – Adult Fan Of LEGO. Internet history – Is this the thread that coined the term AFOL ? AFFOL – Adult Female Fan Of LEGO AHOL – Adult Hobbyist of LEGO. Yes, it sounds like A-Hole. Yes, LEGO fans enjoy juvenile humor. ALE – Adult LEGO Enthusiast. ALH – Adult LEGO Hobbyist. As you can see, we’ve...
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On our super sequel episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James admire Ninja, try to wrap their heads around patrilineal LEGO monarchy and admire the extreme sport of LEGO jousting. This episode we: Witness an epic battle between Ninjas and Samurai: Ninja – 1998-2000 6089: Stone Tower Bridge Head back west to see the new king: Knights’ Kingdom I – 2000 6098: King Leo’s Castle King Leo Cedric The Bull Queen Leonora Princess Storm After a short rest, we see rainbow coloured knights in two...
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On a very fortified episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James swim the moat, burn the drawbridge, attack the guards and seize the gold! Also, we discuss LEGO. This episode we: Dig up the earliest castles LEGO produced: Circa 1959 official LEGO castle design in a UK ad Instructions for LEGO Weetabix Castle from 1970 Look back on LEGO Castle’s humble beginnings: 375 Castle – 1978 383: Knight’s Joust – 1979 677: Knight’s Procession -1979 Get between the Crusaders and the Black Falcons:...
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On an up with people episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James look at the ever growing global population of LEGO minifigures. This episode we: Discover the first people LEGO made: 1956 – 1965 Bicyclists and Motorcyclists uild some friends: 1965 – 1974 Build dolls out of bricks Maximize our play: 1974 – 1982 Maxifigs 1977 – first LEGO figures with a race – set 215 “Red Indians” Marvel at the minifigure’s humble beginnings: 1975 – 1979 LEGOLAND minifig Figure out (get it?) when...
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On an engendered episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James: See LEGO’s early attempts to market to girls: Homemaker 1971-1974, 1981 20 Sets LEGO Letter to Parents Watch LEGO think they are a jewelry company: Scala – 1979-1980 9 Sets Are too busy playing with our awesome new Pirate sets to notice LEGO putting up “no girls allowed” signs. Pirates are awesome! LEGO Pirates Japanese(?) TV Ad Take a trip to an Island Paradise: Paradisia – 1992-1997 18 sets 1992 TV Ad Witness an invasion by...
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On a commercial episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James: See how it all began: LEGO by Samsonite Look at LEGO as Educational fun that Grows with your child: LEGO grows Witness the creation of a LEGO Maniac: Evolution of the LEGO Maniac Stand by as LEGO losses touch with their customers: LEGO learns to reach out and engage their fanbase Wonder if there is now too much LEGO advertising: LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales sneak peek LEGO is social Finally we ask is it all too much LEGO?
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On a LEGO compatible episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James run through a brief history of LEGO and then discuss the world of LEGO knockoffs. LEGO Timeline See the first North American attempt to knock off LEGO: Tyco Super Blocks – Works with LEGO Tyco Super Blocks Adventure Military Series TV Comercial Tyco Super Blocks History Look into Canada’s biggest toy company: Mega Blocks – Northern determination Mega Blocks makes a lot of sets Mega Blocks wins a lot of lawsuits Transform Hasbro...
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On an Arrrrrrrr inspiring episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James Look at the LEGO Pirates theme from the beginning . Wave 1 – 1989 and 1991 – Where it all began. 1989 Pirates 1991 Pirates Wave 2 – 1992-1993 – Bring on the Imperial Guard. 1992 Pirates 1993 Pirates Wave 3 – 1994-1995 – Here come the Islanders. 1994 Pirates 1995 Pirates Wave 4: 1996-1997 – Now with MOAR Color! 1996 Pirates 1997 Pirates 6250: Cross Bone Clipper (The worst ship ever made?) Do Overs: 2001-2002 –...
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On an earth shattering episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James take a look at some fun facts about how LEGO is destroying the planet: LEGO Fun Facts – Brick Edition (Video) LEGO Fun Facts – Minifigure Edition (Video) LEGO Fun Facts – Did You Know? (Video) Get sad about LEGO lost at sea: BBC Article LEGO Lost At Sea Facebook page Take a look at some (oddly) less fun facts about how LEGO is saving the planet: LEGO Environmental Goals LEGO and WWF LEGO Sustainability LEGO and Fossil Fuels...
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On a page turning episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James look back on LEGO’s self published early books: LEGO Ideas 1967-1997 Build contraptions with LEGO’s first foray into licensed books: Klutz Press – 1998-Present Marvel at the shear volume of officially licensed books release by DK: DK Books – 1999-Present Find a friend of AFOL in No Starch Press: No Starch Press – Unofficial LEGO Books Wonder aloud about the genius/insanity of anyone who chooses these stories to tell using LEGO as...
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On an all digital episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James look back on the evolution of LEGO games: LEGO Island – 1997 LEGO Creator series – 1998 – 2002 Lego Star Wars: The Video Game – 2005 Lego Universe – 2010 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – 2012 Lego Minifigures Online – 2014 Discuss the future of LEGO Games: Lego Jurassic World – June 2015 (or this Friday) Lego Dimensions – September 2015 Lego Worlds – 2016 (In Steam Early Access right now) Finally, they ask the question,...
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On an Ideas packed episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James look forward to the next four releases from Lego Ideas: LEGO Ideas Approved Sets: LEGO Ideas #010 The Big Bang Theory LEGO Ideas #011 WALL-E LEGO Ideas #012 Doctor Who and Companions LEGO Ideas #013 Labyrinth Review Ideas as a line: BTTF DeLorean Time Machine Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover LEGO Minecraft Exo Suit Research Institute Birds Ghostbusters Ecto-1 See which Ideas are poised to crack 10,000 votes: Ghostbusters: Stay Puft...
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On an all new episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James: Have their heads beyond the clouds, but their feet 20,000 leagues under the sea, with LEGO City’s new Space and Deep Sea sets: Spaceport 60080 Utility Shuttle 60078 Training Jet Transporter 60079 Space Starter Set Deep Sea Exploration Vessel 60095 Deep Sea Helicopter 60093 Deep Sea Submarine 60092 Deep Sea Starter Set 60091 Deep Sea Scuba Scooter 60090 Find the best birthday value the LEGO store has to offer right now: Batman & Super...
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On a very special episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James: Covet our neighbors house (or at least his basement): Seattle architect’s ultimate LEGO room Lust after some retro LEGO blocks made realized in life size: Brix System ; a collection of functional, hand crafted life-sized LEGO bricks, custom made from wood Wish we were wearing some LEGO fashions: Bricky Blocks fashions Inquire if we need yet another minifig of Chris Pratt: LEGO Jurassic World Sets Plumb new depths with a LEGO portable...
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On our very first episode of All Sorted Jeff and James: Review the trailer for a new LEGO documentary: A LEGO Brickumentary Witness the awesomeness of a full-sized hot rod built out of LEGO complete with an air-powered brick built engine . Drool over the new hotness that is the second wave of the LEGO Simpsons line. Mmmmmmm LEGO: 71016 The Kwik-E-Mart 71009 LEGO® Minifigures, The Simpsons™ Series 2 Take an in-depth look at a couple of sets Jeff played with… er… built this week: 31036 Toy...
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